Gold and Platinum Coin Sales Resume: Latest US Mint Prices & Sales Figures

by Mike Unser on November 13, 2008 · 0 comments

2008 American Eagle and Buffalo Bullion CoinsThe United States Mint resumed sales of collector gold and platinum coins Thursday at 12:00 noon (ET). The Mint suspended the coins to readjust prices Wednesday.

Nearly all American Buffalo gold and American Eagle gold and platinum collector coin prices were decreased, as expected, to better match recent price drops in precious metal prices. However, all 1/10 oz and two of the 1/4 oz coins were actually priced higher. Interestingly, Mint sales figures for those sizes experienced some of the highest percent increases over last week.

The following table compares American Eagle and Buffalo old and new prices, as well as the differences between Mint sales figures from last week to this week. Perhaps most noticeable is the standout 13 percent sales increase for the 2008-W American Eagle Platinum Proof 4-coin set.

Tables Comparing New Mint Prices and Latest Sales Figures

(Sales figures compare Mint provided numbers from November Week 1 to Week 2)

2008-W American Eagle One oz Silver

Old Price
New Price
$ Change
% Change
Old Sales
News Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
Uncirc.
25.95
25.95
0.00 0.0%
396,327
401,658
5,331
1.3%
Proof
31.95
31.95
0.00 0.0%
712,716
712,759
43
0.0%
US Mint coin information page: Uncirculated Proof

2008-W American Eagle Gold Uncirculated

Old Price
New Price
$ Change
% Change
Old Sales
News Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
1 oz
1,119.95
974.95
(145.00) -12.9%
2,903
2,978
75
2.6%
1/2 oz
565.95
509.95
(56.00) -9.9%
1,217
1,253
36
3.0%
1/4 oz
295.95
287.45
(8.50) -2.9%
1,549
1,603
54
3.5%
.10 oz
124.95
154.95
30.00 24.0%
6,080
6,233
153
2.5%
4 coin
2,039.95
1,862.45
(177.50) -8.7%
1,466
1,491
25
1.7%
US Mint coin information page: American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coins

2008-W American Eagle Gold Proof

Old Price
New Price
$ Change
% Change
Old Sales
News Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
1 oz
1,199.95
1,024.95
(175.00) -14.6%
11,574
11,722
148
1.3%
1/2 oz
609.95
534.95
(75.00) -12.3%
2,581
2,617
36
1.4%
1/4 oz
329.95
302.45
(27.50) -8.3%
4,104
4,159
55
1.3%
.10 oz
149.95
162.95
13.00 8.7%
8,567
8,805
238
2.8%
4 coin
2,199.95
1,952.45
(247.50) -11.3%
8,502
8,600
98
1.2%
US Mint coin information page: American Eagle Gold Proof Coins

2008-W American Buffalo Gold Uncirculated

Old Price
New Price
$ Change
% Change
Old Sales
News Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
1 oz
1,059.95
999.95
(60.00) -5.7%
2,787
2,854
67
2.4%
1/2 oz
539.95
524.95
(15.00) -2.8%
2,245
2,281
36
1.6%
1/4 oz
289.95
297.45
7.50 2.6%
3,298
3,391
93
2.8%
.10 oz
129.95
129.95
0.00 0.0%
11,919
12,231
312
2.6%
4 coin
1,959.95
1,902.45
(57.50) -2.9%
4,775
4,823
48
1.0%
US Mint coin information page: American Buffalo 24K Gold Coins

2008-W American Buffalo Gold Proof

Old Price
New Price
$ Change
% Change
Old Sales
News Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
1 oz
1,199.95
1,049.95
(150.00) -12.5%
10,892
11,132
240
2.2%
1/2 oz
619.95
549.95
(70.00) -11.3%
1,576
1,625
49
3.1%
1/4 oz
329.95
312.45
(17.50) -5.3%
3,511
3,607
96
2.7%
.10 oz
159.95
164.95
5.00 3.1%
9,594
9,798
204
2.1%
4 coin
2,219.95
2,005.45
(214.50) -9.7%
6,720
6,884
164
2.4%
US Mint coin information page: American Buffalo 24K Gold Coins

2008-W American Eagle Platinum Uncirculated

Old Price
New Price
$ Change
% Change
Old Sales
News Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
1 oz
1,214.95
1,069.95
(145.00) -11.9%
393
423
30
7.6%
1/2 oz
619.95
569.95
(50.00) -8.1%
802
849
47
5.9%
1/4 oz
319.95
319.95
0.00 0.0%
2,138
2,115
(23)
-1.1%
.10 oz
134.95
134.95
0.00 0.0%
2,500
2,504
4
0.2%
4 coin
2,219.95
2,089.95
(130.00) -5.9%
1,191
1,257
66
5.5%
US Mint coin information page: American Eagle Platinum Uncirculated Coins

2008-W American Eagle Platinum Proof

Old Price
New Price
$ Change
% Change
Old Sales
News Sales
Unit Change
% Increase
1 oz
1,324.95
1,119.95
(205.00) -15.5%
1,560
1,670
110
7.1%
1/2 oz
674.95
599.95
(75.00) -11.1%
781
837
56
7.2%
1/4 oz
349.95
359.95
10.00 2.9%
1,025
1,081
56
5.5%
.10 oz
149.95
199.95
50.00 33.3%
2,224
2,398
174
7.8%
4 coin
2,419.95
2,179.95
(240.00) -9.9%
1,390
1,571
181
13.0%
US Mint coin information page: American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins

The CoinNews collector tool page U.S. Mint Collector Bullion Coin Prices, Premiums and Sales Figures has been updated with the latest prices, coin premiums over bullion spots, and Mint sales figures.

The tool can help locate the better priced and more scarce coins. It is worth noting that with now lower prices for many offerings, the potential has increased for sales increases in many coin sizes. It will be interesting to see next week’s Mint figures.

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